Age appropriate video games for 12 to 15 year olds

Sid Meier’s Civilization

Sid Meier’s Civilization is a turn-based strategy “4X“-type strategy video game. The game’s objective is to “Build an empire to stand the test of time”: it begins in 4000 BC and the players attempt to expand and develop their empires through the ages from the ancient era until modern and near-future times. Great game for 12 to 15 year olds!

In Civilization® V, players strive to become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age, waging war, conducting diplomacy, discovering new technologies, going head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders and building the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

12 to 15 year olds

Safety rating: PG

Advertising: none

Simulated gambling: none

In-app purchases: none

Graphic violence: mild battle violence

Drug use/references: none

Explicit content: mild violence

 

Game review

Gameplay: Beat-up game

Story: Wizards and knights

Art/graphics: 2D graphics

Audio: age appropriate

 

Information

Price:

platform: computer, Xbox and PS

Developer: The Behemoth

 

RATING

5 stars

 

Castle Crashers

Castle Crashers is a side-scrolling 2d beat-em-up that incorporates a small number of role-playing video game elements. Great for 12 to 15 year olds! After selecting a character, the player then selects a starting stage through an overworld map. After completing a stage, the player has the choice to revisit it or to move to another stage. The map also displays shops where the player character can buy items and weaponry using coins gained from defeated foes. Arena stages can be unlocked where the player character can take on challenges to unlock additional characters.

Castle Crashers supports cooperative gameplay for up to four players, either locally or online. Castle Crashers is set in a fictional medieval universe.

 

12 to 15 year olds

Safety rating: PG

Advertising: none

Simulated gambling: none

In app purchases: none

Graphic Violence: low level violence

Drug use/references: none

Explicit content: mild themes

Game review

Gameplay: Strategy game

Story: Historic storyline

Art/graphics: educational graphics

Audio: age appropriate

Information

Price: between $30 – $40

platform: computer

Developer: MicroProse

 

RATING

5 stars

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